1081–1100 of 1,119 results
Aurora over Boston suburb

Celestial News & Events

Solar Flare Spawns More Aurora

For the second time in two nights, an explosion on the Sun triggered a widespread display of the northern lights, this time during the evening of October 30, 2003.

Celestial News & Events

A Frozen Eclipse

Though few people were fortunate enough to be in Antarctica to see it, the November 23rd total solar eclipse has been heralded as superb.

Celestial News & Events

A Far-Southern Eclipse of the Sun

Lands Down Under are the only places that will experience the solar eclipse of November 23–24.

Celestial News & Events

Mars: The Show Continues

Mars will remain a fiery yellow-orange beacon in the evening sky during the first half of September and will shrink and fade only a little until well into October.

Celestial News & Events

November's Lunar Eclipse

A brief total elipse on November 8–9 will be visible in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and western and southern Asia.

Celestial News & Events

Solar Flare Again Spawns an Aurora

For the second time in the last few days, a powerful flare on the Sun triggered an unusual display of the aurora borealis over some of the world's midlatitudes.

Celestial News & Events

The Orionids: Steady but Unspectacular

With a fat crescent Moon high in the sky during the predawn hours of the 21st, this is a so-so year for observing the annual Orionid meteor shower.

Celestial News & Events

Eclipse 2002: Africa or Australia?

In December the Dark Continent offers a longer duration of totality than the Australian Outback, but the latter site presents much better weather prospects. The choice is yours.

Celestial News & Events

The Dark of an Eclipsed Moon

Most observers who witnessed the lunar eclipse of May 15th described totality as being darker than usual.

Celestial News & Events

May's Unusual Solar Eclipse

On May 31st the Sun was a "ring of fire" over parts of Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland, while observers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia enjoyed a partial solar eclipse.

Celestial News & Events

Jupiter Visits the Beehive

During March and April, the open cluster M44 in Cancer is easy to find — just look for it beside brilliant Jupiter.

Celestial News & Events

Solar Activity Continues

A large spot is now visible on the Sun's surface. It's big enough to be seen without optical aid, but always use a safe solar filter when viewing the Sun.

Celestial News & Events

An Annular Eclipse in May

At the end of May, observers in several fairly remote locations will see the Moon nearly hide the Sun.

Celestial News & Events

May's Total Lunar Eclipse

For almost an hour in mid-May, the Moon will turn dim and fiery orange.

Celestial News & Events

Comet Juels-Holvorcem Visible at Dawn

The comet has brightened considerably since its discovery in late 2002 and is now an easy binocular object in the constellation Andromeda.

Solar System

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in 2003

With our detailed charts, you'll be able to locate the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto the rest of the year.

Celestial News & Events

Large Sunspot Visible

After being nearly featureless for several weeks, the solar face now sports a large sunspot.

Celestial News & Events

Comet Kudo-Fujikawa Rounds the Sun

The comet has entered the field of view of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's LASCO C3 coronagraph.

Celestial News & Events

Crescent Moon Joins Three Planets at Dawn

The waning crescent Moon helps point the way to Mars, Venus, and Mercury before sunrise on Monday through Wednesday mornings.

Celestial News & Events

Comet NEAT Outward Bound

Comet NEAT put on a fine show as it rounded the Sun. Now Southern Hemisphere observers wait for it to reappear in the west after sunset.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement